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Posted 15 September 2015 - 07:04 PM

“The enemy of a good plan is the dream of a perfect plan.”


- Carl Von Clausewitz



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Posted 18 September 2015 - 05:30 AM

“If the people only understood the rank injustice of our Money and Banking system, there would be a revolution before morning.”

– Andrew Jackson

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Posted 25 September 2015 - 09:32 AM

Shin this pit



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Posted 27 September 2015 - 10:52 AM

Strange times are these in which we live when old and young are taught in falsehoods school. And the one man that dares to tell the truth is called at once a lunatic and fool.  
- Plato

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Posted 29 September 2015 - 11:37 AM


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To Cluck or not to Cluck, that is the question...

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Posted 05 October 2015 - 07:03 AM

The Road To Hell Is Paved With Paralytic Fear Precluding The Experience Of Heaven





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Posted 17 October 2015 - 10:26 AM

“It is a stern fact of history that no nation that rushed to the abyss ever turned back. Not ever, in the long history of the world. We are now on the edge of the abyss. Can we, for the first time in history, turn back? It is up to you.”
Taylor Caldwell

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Posted 21 October 2015 - 12:47 PM


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Posted 12 November 2015 - 12:24 PM

Finding the golden means within the self to live by. Piece by piece, thread by thread.  Aristotle explains things so well...he wasn't perfect, but who is.
The Nature of Virtue
Ethics is not merely a theoretical study for Aristotle. Unlike any intellectual capacity, virtues of character are dispositions to act in certain ways in response to similar situations, the habits of behaving in a certain way. Thus, good conduct arises from habits that in turn can only be acquired by repeated action and correction, making ethics an intensely practical discipline.
Each of the virtues is a state of being that naturally seeks its mean {Gk. μεσος [mesos]} relative to us. According to Aristotle, the virtuous habit of action is always an intermediate state between the opposed vices of excess and deficiency: too much and too little are always wrong; the right kind of action always lies in the mean. (Nic. Ethics II 6) Thus, for example:
with respect to acting in the face of danger,
courage {Gk. ανδρεια [andreia]} is a mean between
the excess of rashness and the deficiency of cowardice;
with respect to the enjoyment of pleasures,
temperance {Gk. σωφρσυνη [sophrosúnê]} is a mean between
the excess of intemperance and the deficiency of insensibility;
with respect to spending money,
generosity is a mean between
the excess of wastefulness and the deficiency of stinginess;
with respect to relations with strangers,
being friendly is a mean between
the excess of being ingratiating and the deficiency of being surly; and
with respect to self-esteem,
magnanimity {Gk. μεγαλοψυχι&alpha [megalopsychia]} is a mean between
the excess of vanity and the deficiency of pusillanimity.

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